Fenugreek Planting and Care Guide
Quick Facts About Fenugreek
Fenugreek is one of the oldest known herbs in existance and can be traced back to around 4000 BC. It is a nutritional annual that is widely cultivated for use as a medicinal and culinary herb. It is a highly versatile herb that can spice up almost any meal.
Fenugreek seedlings do not transplant well, so directly start the herb seeds outside in the garden after the danger of frost has passed.
Fenugreek plants thrive in full sun and in rich, moist, well-draining soil.
How to Plant Fenugreek
- Work the garden soil 6 - 8 inches or more
- Add compost to improve soil nutrients and drainage
- Soak the seeds overnight to improve germination
- Sow 3 - 4 seeds about 4 - 8 inches apart in moist soil
- Lightly cover the seeds
- Keep Fenugreek seed moist for germination
Care And Maintenance
- Once established, water Fenugreek plants about 3 times a week
- Remove weeds around the plants
- Harvest the leaves throughout the summer as desired
- If harvesting seeds, uproot the plant in mid-fall and hang in a cool, dry location
- Once the seeds are dry, remove them from the pods and store in an airtight contained
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